Busted my a$$...really
So, a common phrase for falling is "busting you a$$". I did just that. It was 2014, just after New Years. I was at Mt. Holley in Michigan. I took a couple of nasty falls trying to learn how to transition heel side to toe side on the bunny hill. In doing so, I apparently broke my S3...my sacrum. This is also known as the tailbone. Also a part of my spine. Well, after a week or so, it wasn't hurting as much, so I decided to snowboard a couple days down at Paoli Peaks. Not realizing I had a broken tail bone, I hit the slopes, and as many beginners do, I fell a few more times. Each time I went town, I stayed down for a bit, but got back up, shook it off as I got to the chair lift. About a week and a half to two weeks later, I got x-rays done, a doughnut pillow to sit on, and direction to "try to stay off it as much as possible".
Two months later I was fully recovered...as I can get. It's still sore today, and this break happened in January 2014...still not 100% and I don't think I ever will be.
"Normal is just a setting on a washing machine"